Aluminum silicide

  • Aluminum disilicide
  • Aluminum silicon powder, uncoated
  • Aluminum silicon
Formula
AlSi2
Structure
Description
A whitish to gray-colored solid.
Uses
Used to make other chemicals.

Registry Numbers and Inventories.
CAS
57485-31-1
UN (DOT)
1398
Beilstein/Gmelin
1453257 (G)

Properties.
Formula
AlSi2
Formula mass
83.15

Hazards and Protection.
Storage
Keep in a cool, dry, dark location in a tightly sealed container or cylinder. Keep away from incompatible materials, ignition sources and untrained individuals. Secure and label area. Protect containers/cylinders from physical damage.
Handling
All chemicals should be considered hazardous. Avoid direct physical contact. Use appropriate, approved safety equipment. Untrained individuals should not handle this chemical or its container. Handling should occur in a chemical fume hood.
Protection
Wear appropriate protective gloves, clothing and goggles.
Respirators
Wear positive pressure self-contained breathing apparatus (SCBA).
Small spills/leaks
ELIMINATE all ignition sources and prevent contact. Stop leak if you can do it without risk. Use water spray to reduce vapors or divert vapor cloud drift. Avoid allowing water runoff to contact spilled material. However DO NOT GET WATER on spilled substance or inside containers. Cover with DRY earth, DRY sand, or other non-combustible material followed with plastic sheet to minimize spreading or contact with rain. For powers, cover with plastic sheet or tarp to minimize spreading and keep powder dry. DO NOT CLEAN-UP OR DISPOSE OF, EXCEPT UNDER SUPERVISION OF A SPECIALIST.
Stability
No data.

Fire.
Fire fighting
Do not use water. Use graphite, soda ash, powdered sodium chloride, or suitable dry powder. If fire is massive, back off, protect surroundings, and let burn. Keep run-off water out of sewers and water sources.
Fire potential
Produce flammable gases on contact with water.
Hazards
Produce flammable gases on contact with water. May ignite on contact with water or moist air. Some react vigorously or explosively on contact with water. May be ignited by heat, sparks or flames. May re-ignite after fire is extinguished. Some are transported in highly flammable liquids. Runoff may create fire or explosion hazard.
Combustion products
Fire will produce irritating, corrosive and/or toxic gases.
 
Special
W

Health.
Exposure effects
The toxological properties of this substance have not been fully investigated.
   Inhalation
Inhalation or contact with vapors, substance, or decomposition products may cause severe injury or death.
   Skin
See inhalation.
   Eyes
See Inhalation.

First aid
 
   Ingestion
Seek medical assistance.
   Inhalation
Move victim to fresh air. Apply artificial respiration if victim is not breathing. Administer oxygen if breathing is difficult.
   Skin
Remove and isolate contaminated clothing and shoes. In case of contact with substance, wipe from skin immediately. Flush with running water for at least 20 minutes.
   Eyes
Flush with running water for at least 20 minutes.

Transport.
UN number
1398
Response guide
Hazard class
4.3
Packing Group
III
 
USCG CHRIS Code
ASI